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some popular snacks. (announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our sleeves rolled up. oudreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. >>> well, they may be comforting. but they're going to cost you. the small treats that can lead to an expanding waistline. >> i used to eat candy bars. but it wasn't worth it. i moved on to cakes and pies. >> reporter: quick, easy, sweet and delicious. there's no denying that some of the tastier things in life come at a price. but all of the added calories could end up with bulging bellies. >> if i ate one cup of macaroni and cheese, i would have to run 3 miles to burn it off. >> reporter: it comes with consequences. >>e eat casually, mindlessly, without thinking about how am i going to get rid of this thing. the body counts every carie. we know cel
) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our sleeves rolled up. our dreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. >>> social networking sights like facebook and twitter have never been more popular. but not everybody that uses them is being honest about who they are. expos exposed, online cheaters. >> there are a lot of prothings to the use of the sights. >> reporter: 67% of men did not indicate in their profiles they have a significant other. why? >> there is a concept that there is more vilability and convenience and a greater chance for escape. >> reporter: the doctor, a clinical psychologist sees the problems in cyber space coming to life in her therapy room. >> i am not sure the intent will i will go online and become unfaithful, and then you are starting to chair things with other people you would no
to get before we stop the out of control spending. >> the health care system in america needs reform, but pelosi plan is the wrong prescription. democrats say their bill kecove more than 36 million that cannot get insurance right now. >> this is not the pelosi plan, but a plan for all of america. >> reporter: in washington a. show down on land mark legislation, but not the end of the fight. >>> 39 democrats voted against the bill, and one republican voted for it, and that was the senator from l.ouisiana. >>> the search is on this morning for a killer. the victim was a store clerk if northwest washington. michael flynn is on the scene. >> this morning, the police are looking for two suspects. you can see police are still on the scene out here and to the right you can see the liquor store where the victim was working when she was shot even though police say she handed over cash to the robbers. the shooting happened around 9:00 last night in the 5400 block in georgia avenue at a liquor store. police say the victim, a 51-year-old working at the store was shot in the neck during the holdu
reform bill. >> a yes vote says to america this is important to our country and your family and the senate should at the very least talk about it. >> reporter: it will begin after the thanksgiving break. but few democrats are threatening to halt the bill in its track before a final vote. >> i've already alerted the leader and i'm promising my colleagues i'm prepared to vote against moving for the next stage of consideration as long as the government-run public option is included. >> reporter: though republicans were outnumbered, they could have stopped the bill and they still can if a single democrat breaks ranks. >> if just one democrat were to say no tonight, he'd be saying no to the premium increases. no to the tax cuts. no to the medicare cuts. >> reporter: both sides agree on little except for the historic nature of the challenge ahead. >> it is truly an historic piece of legislation and will be remembered as such. >> this bill is historic in its arrogance. >> reporter: health care reform, passing a key test in the senate but still facing a tough fight. president obama
still have issues here on 495. at's the major water main break. if you're (announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our sleeves rolled up. our dreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. >>> letting the air out of an elaborate hoax. the so-called balloon boy's parents are expected to do just that. >> rushing to clean up before the rush begins. the latest on the water main break on a virginia interstate. >> a wet mess. flooding a major concern again today. we're live with that story. the rain continues to come down, a little less than it was yesterday. good morning. welcome to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm barbara harrison. we're glad you're with us this friday the 13th 2009. >> people in charles county may be feeling a stroke of bad luck. they're one of the hardest hit areas
the way to the mij moving along very well. back to you. >> thanks. >> thank you very much. >>> america's diabetes epidemic may be about to get even worse. researchers at the university of chicago say the number of diabetes cases in the united states may nearly double in the next 25 years from 23 million to 44 million. that would nearly triple the costs associated with the disease. there is some good news, though. experts predict obesity levels in this country will plateau over the next decade and then decline slightly. still, they expect more than one in four americans will be obese. >>> who will be providing the halftime entertainment at this year's super bowl? if you really want to know, we're going to tell you now. >>> plus, some think it may be a political statement. others say it's just a prank. what a governor says about being targeted with toilet paper. >>> also, opulence and excess comes at a price. dubai in deep. what it means for the world. >>> the rush is on for a big deal. a big crowd outside anne arundel mills mall. >>> welcome back. 5:15. today is black friday. looking at
to have problems. >> it's going to be difficult to find a job. >> when america gets a cold, black america gets pneumonia. does it have credence? perhaps it does. is the district hit particularly hard? perhaps so. but we've watched our manufacturing jobs and other jobs shipped across the oceans to these other markets. and, you know, years ago, when you had a high school education or less, you could find a job that you could use your hands and send your kids to college. you have to get some education, grounding and prepare yourself for the future. >> just briefly, i think it's true that the lower end of the strata suffers the most. i know personally speaking african-americans, whites, everybody who have great degrees, great job skills, and they're all taking hits now too. they're worried about taking care of their families. i know 24-year-olds who are having a difficult time making it work. these are tough times. that doesn't take away from the fact that you just said if you have better skills, better education and a better attitude you're going to do a lot better. >> barack obama said it.
america needs reformed, but the pelosi plan is the wrong prescription. >> reporter: democrats say their bill covers more than 36 million who can't get or afford insurance now. >> this isn't the polest i plan. this is a plan for all of america. >> reporter: in washington, a showdown on landmark legislation but not the end of the fight. the senate still has to take up its own version of the bill and the president hopes to have a law by the end of the year. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >> 39 democrats voted against the bill and one republican voted for it. that was congressman joseph cow of louisiana. >>> a store employee is dead this morning after being shot in a robbery in northwest d.c. it happened last night around 9:00 in the 5400 block of georgia avenue. police say two men entered la casa mirada and one of them was carrying a gun. investigators believe the 51-year-old woman who was shot in the neck did hand over cash to the suspects. they fled on foot. the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. >>> fairfax police need help finding a hit and hundred driver who left a
plan on spending this holiday season. the consumer federation of america will release its findings this morning. a recent gallup poll indicated that most shoppers will spend just a bit more than they did last year. >>> coming up next, it's 6:00 a.m. we're hearing of breaking news out of afghanistan this morning. >>> safety concerns are being raised for metro and the new line being (announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our sleeves rolled up. our dreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. >>> tricking themselves, that's what the red skins are doing this morning. the skins outlayed t dallas. they lost a heartbreaker to the dreaded cowboys. >> good morning, everyone. harrison. >> and i'm joek joe krebbs. a live look outside right now, 48 degrees and some clouds. >> we're going to t
of isotoners once, and thought that was a lot. >> thank you for joining us. (announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our sleeves rolled up. our dreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. american free enterprise. it you. so dream big.
. d.c. ranked 24th in workplace deaths. minneapolis st. paul, the safest city in america. >>> and then the nation's h1n1 vaccine supply is dwindling. the government is vowing to make sure that is not the case for long. brian moore has the latest. >> in kansas, a chilly overnight camp out as children and parents waited to get h1n1 vaccinations. but there and around the country, demand is still much greater than the supply. 2,200 doses did not last long. >> we were expecting a lot of people. i had no idea that it would be like this. >> reporter: health and human services second travelled around the capital, and brought assurances the government is pressing manufacturers to step up the production. >> as of yesterday we had 26.6 million doses pushed out around the country. production is now moving at a good pace >> for now, most of us will have to settle for seasonal flu vaccinations. with the so-called swine flu widespread in 48 states. at least 19 children died of flu complications this past week alone. in connecticut, beginning on monday, this hospital and several others w
that came true for families across america on this adoption day, 2009. >>> if you have room in your home and heart for a child waiting, please call the special adoption line. 1-88-to adopt me. or visit our page at nbcwashington.com. always such a wonderful day. >> barbara does a great job with those pieces. >> yeah. >> can't wait to get outside? >> can't wait to get in the 60-degree weather. >> what are your plans? >> take a nap, and then run around outside. >>> we are talking about rising into the 60s, making it the >>> ever wonder where santa's learn to be santas? more than 100 st. nicks are at a convention as they prepare for the upcoming season. it included workshops on how to deliver presents to children properly. what do you think they learn? how to package properly, and come down the chimney, and checking the lists, and are you listening, kids? >> right. >> a nice day to pick out your tree or do all kinds of holiday things? >> yeah, my advice for erybody is whatever you do today outside, make it count. that means our weather will head downhill for next week. it's kind of dreary an
to reassure america's biggest creditor, president obama pledged tighter budgeting in the u.s. >> a strategy where america saves more, spends less, reduces ng-term debt, and where china makes adjustments across a broad range of policies. >> reporter: the president provided china to take a tougher line toward iran and north korea a tough sell to pyongyang's neighbor. and president obama says the two agreed to clean energy initiatives. >> barack obama won't get much out of china because the leaders see it strict until terms of what's in it for me and barack obama isn't offering very much. >> later in the day, some sightseeing for president obama. >> what a magnificent place to visit. >> reporter: he toured the forbidden city, for centuries, thheart of chinese government. and a lavish dinner. aides say differences would not be expected to be erased one visit. back to you. >> brooke, thanks very much. >>> the white house is expected to announce aÑi new man to figh fraud. a fraud task force will be set up. it will tackle a wide range of crimes, including mortgage and credit card fraud and ponzi
city in america. >>> it's known for being one of the biggest parties in town. georgetown is the place to be seen on all hollow's eve. last night the usual contingent of witches and goblins were out in full force celebrating. the annual event is a long-standing tradition in georgetown. thousands of people look forward to this event every year. >> we've had how many pictures? >> we can't even go a block. we can't even go a block. >> it's fun, though. >> hundreds of police officers were also on hand last night to keep the peace and the streets free from drunk drivers. >>> 2,000 children from washington -- from the washington area schools came to trick or treat at the white house last night. the president and first lady handed out goody bags to ghosts and goblins and kids in their costumes of their own unique design. michelle obama got into the halloween spirit. shhad like little leopard ears, as you can see, and a matching jacket. still chic, even on halloween. earlier in the day, the obamas hosted a reception for military families. >>> in other news now, swine flu continues to spread ac
:00 and 5:00 this morning at advertiserorder ortdz done ticks. they are at 11270 plaza america drive in reston. as if you needed another reason to stop buy, they'll have plenty of apple cider and balloons to celebrate the day as well. >> in sports this morning could the capitals soon be without their biggest star? hakem dermish has more on that in this morning's sports minute. >> good morning, everyone. your sports minute begins with the capitals. last night the caps lost to columbus 5-4 in overtimeut the big news is that alex ovechkin left in the second period with an upper body injury and did not return. he is listed as day to day. his status will be updated tomorrow. he has only missed two games in his entire nhl career because of injury. >>> in the nfl, brett favre made his return to green bay last night for the first time as a visitor and favre did not disappoint, throwing four touchdowns to lead the vikings to a vicry over his old team. >>> the eagles hosting the giants. donovan mcnabb had a field day, throwing four touchdowns. the giants have lost their last three. the eagles
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that even in these tough economic times, america means business. brian mooar has the story. >> reporter: in singapore at the asia pacific economic corporation summit, president obama joined other world leaders in dressing up at a local gchlt arb at a kickoff dinner and posed for the class photo. he and secretary of state hillary clinton are in asia to address daunting challenges from the global economy and trades to the nuclear threats opposed by north korea and iran. president obama kicked off his tour with a stop inapan where the hawaiian born leader declared himself america's first pacific president. >> the united states looks to strengthen old allegheny l alli build new partnerships. >> reporter: he promised a new era of corporatioperation. after a stop in china, he's heading to south korea where demonstrators are already protesting against the president and the u.s. war in afghanistan. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> 6:40 is your time. 51 degrees. coming up, it brings new meaning to the idea of a romantic dinner. the secret ingredient in what chefs are calling a love dessert
grandmother. another wanted the rest of the family in russia to come to america because she missed them so much. even a letter from a child who wanted mom and dad to stop fighting. >> from reading the letters, really, a lot of them would really like to spend more time with their parents. all they want is to have a tree or it could be they just want to have a special meal. play board games and make things together. >> if money is tight, see says it's okay to tell your children at, because there is a good chance the gift they really want can't be wrapped in a box. >>> up next on news 4 -- isn't that nic >> that was very nice. i'm not surprised. >> i'm not either. >> simple is good. >> we have sports and of course the forecast. >>> that's right. yesterday we had windy clouds. today some breezy sunshine for the area. we'll talk temperatures on the other side the break. >> the wrong te to miss. >> plenty of turkeys here. >> fun in the locker room. >> on the next redskins showtime. >> tonight at >>> don't tell one minnesota mommy that premature babies tend to be smaller. axel laverne dalton was
america and is over the central part of the gulf of mexico heading toward the gulf coast and toward mobile, alabama. by this time tomorrow morning, its sustained winds are around 90 with gust as bit higher. the latest track is bringing ida ashore. it does look like just to the east of mobile, alabama, around dawn tomorrow and as it does come ashore, even beforehand by late this afternoon and overnight tonight they could begin to some see heavy downpours and gusty winds moving in. as it does come ashore it will weaken dramatically, probably not going to gain much more strength between now and landfall tomorrow morning. it will then slide a bit farther to the east. then the latest track does appear as it may take it over southeastern georgia and then along the carolina coast. depending what ida does it could affect our weather here by perhaps on late tuesday night, into wednesday. so for today, lots of sunshine, another mild day, low 70s. tomorrow, cloudy and cooler in the mid-60s. depending how ida tracks we could get some moderate to heavy rains late tuesday night and off and on veterans d
america's veterans, president obama greets troops in alaska today before heading to japan and china. japan wants to pull out of supporting the u.s. in afghanistan as mr. obama decides whether to send more troops there. what's important is he make a decision and make it reasonably soon. >> reporter: america's top commander wants 40,000 more troops. our top afghan diplomat questions that. president obama is pushing for the afghan government to take more responsibility. >> go back to focusing on al qaeda, back to pushing back taliban to the extent that we can stabilize karzai's government. >> reporter: this morning the president talks about the economy before traveling to china which holds a trillion dollars in u.s. debt. >> they are very heavily invested in the u.s. economy itself and in the u.s. dollar in particular. and so if we mismanage our economy and the dollar falls precipitously, that's going to cause china a great deal of wealth. >> reporter: anls say don't expect specific policies out of this trip. it's mostly to smooth over relations. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> another
at the white house. the president told the audience that concerts at the most famous house in america are a long tradition dating back some 120 years. guitarists started out the evening, followed by a violinist and pianist. that concert will air on sirius xm radio this week. >> beautiful classical guitar. time for weather and traffic. tom is here with your forecast. >> it is a chillymorning. as we start off this morning we've got a clear sky. we've got that bright moon in the western sky, that howling sound was craig melvin when he heard his alarm go off this morning. >> you ain't kidding, brother. >> no. actually might have been a coyote. as we look to the east, there's venus gleaming brilliantly in the clear sky over the potomac river. now 45 degrees in washington. but it's much chillier in the suburbs just to the west and east of washington. we're in the mid-30s in montgomery, fairfax and prince george's county. arlington near 40 degrees. farther to our west we're near the freezing mark in parts of loudn county, frederick county, western howard county, as well as fauquier, prince w
as the president gets ready to honor america's veterans. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, november 11th, 2009. take a look outside. with very rain falling around the region right now. you can see it through the lens. meteorologist tom kierein in the studio with a look at the praft. >> wet and blustery for veterans day for all the events. it's wet all over the region. all the blue and green you see on the radar is rain. the green is where it's coming down harder. we'll had any y over .1 inch. the wider view showing more rain coming up out of the south, all associated with the remnants of tropical storm ida. and for the rest of the day, breezy and wet and temperatures gradually backing back into the 40s in the afternoon. looks like a wet night tonight, too, holding steady in the upper 40s through the evening. by dawn tomorrow looks like we'll have rain around, a lower chance of showers, mainly south and east of washington, a probably a greater chance during the day on thursday. still looking wet into tomorrow as well. still a bit blust
may be able to help. >>> this is the dunkin' donuts morning buzz. america runs on dunkin'. >> if you plan on going to the movies this weekend you may want to think twice about visiting the concession stand. there is information released about the fat content in some of the foods. a large soda could add 500 calories, and candy, an extra 300 to 1100 calories. >> i do like the milk duds, though. a church thought they got a large donation when a woman hid her stash of coins. she was going away on vacation so hid $40,000 of rare coins at the shrine so the virgin mary to watch over them. a groundskeeper found the coins, and they we returned to her when she showed up looking for them. >>> and then a man faces cruelty charges after leaving his cat out too long. >>> and then the new cold virus. similar to the swine flu that is hitting children. >>> out of control crash. an suv slams into an apartment building causing a big scare overnight in prince georges county. good morning and welcome back to "news4 today." i am joe krebs. >> i am barbara harrison. we are glad you are with us this morning
thinking. that is helping to protect america and our allies. i work for lockheed martin. multiple voices lockheed martin. when you join one of the world's leading technology employers, you will discover everything is possible. >>> time for weather and traffic on the ones. at 5:41, temperatures in the 40s and in the 30s in a few locations, in virginia and the mountains. morning fog will dissipate by mid morning. partly cloudy this average, and maybe a shower late tonight. windy and chilly on friday. saturday and sunday, sun returns, and a look into next week and the national travel forecast in ten minutes. >>> for folks getting ready to head out, a lot of fog to deal with. no major hangups to report. the accident we told you about earlier, 210, has been cleared. all travel lanes open. let's head elsewhere and see how we're doing. new hampshire avenue, looks okay, but keep it slow. joe, kimberly, back to you. >> thanks, jerry. >>> 5:42. investigators say the tape does not lie. >>> footage from a security camera helped them bust a man they are calling a scam artist. >>> plus, a teen gets hi
. >> reporter: today the grocery manufacturers of america insist bpa packaging is safe and, quote, there is no need for consumers to change their purchasing or consumption patterns. officially the fda agrees. under the bush administration the fda ruled that bpa in packaging are safe. now under pressure the obama administration is reviewing the science and promises a decision by the end of the month. tom costello, nbc news washington. >> stay with us, "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> the game changer bob mcdonnell has swept io the executive mansion. how the gop's big win could impact president obama's political future. >>> double trouble today. drivers fortunes are hanging in the balance. why they could soon pay twice as much for their morning commute. >>> big brother is watching. where speed cameras will be keeping an eye on cameras in prince george's county. good morning everyone. welcome to "news4 today," i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm eun yang in for joe krebs this morning. it's wednesday, november 4th, 2009. >>> let's take a look outside. >> 5:04, 41 degrees, a chilly s
spokesperson says the goal of the trip is to strengthen cooperation between asia and america. mr. obama leaves on thursday for tokyo. he will then head to beijing, shanghai and singapore and he will end his trip in seoul, south korea. >>> former president bill clinton will be on capit hill today. he'll meet with senate democrats to talk about the health care legislation. officials say the former president is scheduled to speak during the democrats' weekly caucus. as president, of course, mr. clinton tried but failed to revamp the nation's health care system. >> there's more fallout this morning from a report that metro is barring independent monitors from performing safety inspections on live tracks. maryland senator barbara a mikulski is demanding a federal investigation into "the washington post" report which claims monitors from the tri-state oversight committee haven't been allowed to walk along the tracks to see if metro is following rules put in place after several of the workers were killed on the job. metro says the inspectors are allowed to see the tracks as long as they're accompanie
facility. it's the largest post in america. but it's still a tight-knit community. it's still a close-knit community. and everyone knows someone affected by what happened here today. the numbers went up this morning, as i'm sure you've been talking about. now we've got 13 dead, at least 30 injured. there is a real fear among those who are watching all of this that that number's going to continue to increase. there are several people in critical condition in area hospitals. >> the folks who were shot there, the folks who were injured, i understand that they were processing there? these are the folks who are getting ready to deploy. is that correct? >> reporter: yeah, craig, that may be what is toughest for a lot of people here, the people that calft. hood home. these were their friends preparing to go to the front lines in afghanistan and iraq. they werin what they call the soldier readiness center which is where they go for their final immunizations, for dental work, to fill out their last will and testamenbefore they move to the front lines in the middle east. they don't expect an am
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